Breeding Bird Window. Before cutting down trees a bird survey must be performed.
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FAQs Q: When is the Breeding Bird Window? A: March 15 – July 31 ever year. Q: What does this mean? A: You cannot cut down any trees without doing a breeding bird survey to confirm the presence/absence of nests.
Q: How long does it take to do a survey? A: Surveys are performed between 6am – 8am, 24 hours prior to tree removal.
Q: What happens if there are active nests? A: You must wait until the breeding bird window is closed or fledglings have left the nest (7-18 days). *You can apply for a bird removal/relocation permit with Canadian Wildlife Services (CWS) but it is very difficult to obtain approval.
Q: What if I cut down trees with active nests? A: Project delays and fine of up to $100,000.
Let GEMS perform your Breeding Bird Surveys. GEMS can be on your site within 48 hours’ notice.
Contact GEMS Gretel Green, M.Sc. Biology, CISEC | Ecologist T: 905-907-3077 ext 213 C: 416-717-2447 E: Gretel@gemservicesinc.com Jill Attwood, General Manager T: 905-907-3077 ext 206 C: 416-717-3226 E: Jill@gemservicesinc.com
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